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A personal statement is your way to convince a university that you are good enough and have enough interest in your chosen subject to be on their course.
A good personal statement should explain what skills you have developed through your studies and extra-curricular activities. It needs to be unique for you to stand out from the crowd and show that you really are interested and enthusiastic about your subject!
Intro: explain why you are interested in the subject. How did you come to love the subject? What is it about the subject that you like?
Main: show your enthusiasm for the subject and talk about what skills you've developed which might be relevant. What particular topic in your subject do you enjoy studying at A Level and why? What skills has your A Level course taught you? How can your other subjects give you skills that might help in your chosen degree subject? Do you do any extra-curricular activities which further emphasise your interest in your subject, or give you useful skills that are relevant to it?
Conclusion: sum up your enthusiasm for the subject and express that you are looking forward to studying it. Maybe briefly mention how you look forward to a career in that area, if applicable.see more
You use the conditional tense to:
- Say what would happen (e.g. I would eat an apple but I prefer grapes)
- Make a hypothesis (e.g. I would eat an apple if I had one)
- Express a wish (e.g. I would like an apple)
- Make a suggestion (e.g. We could go to the shops to buy an apple)
Forming the conditional:
1. Take the stem of the future tense (infinitive minus the 'e' for 're' verbs, and just the infinitive for 'er' or 'ir' verbs)
2. Remember some verbs have an irregular future stem (e.g. aller uses 'ir', avoir uses 'aur' and être uses 'ser')
3. Add the imperfect endings: ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient (je/tu/il/nous/vous/ils)
Aller --> j'irais, tu irais, il irait, nous irions, vous iriez, ils iraient
Gagner --> je gagnerais, tu gagnerais, il gagnerait, nous gagnerions, vous gagneriez, ils gagneraientsee more
A hotspot is a small area within the mantle which is of a higher temperature than the area surrounding it, and is usually associated with volcanic activity.
1. A vertical column of magma rises up the mantle (it is lighter than the surrounding rock) – this is called a magma plume
2. The magma plume pierces through the crust and heats the plate, erupting onto the ocean floor
3. A mound of solid magma is left and countless eruptions cause it to build up above sea level, forming a volcano
4. As the plate moves over the stationary hotspot, the volcanoes are moved away, cutting off the magma source and causing them to become extinct
5. New volcanoes are formed in the part of the crust that is now above the hotspot, creating a series of volcanoes
6. This results in a volcanic island arc
7. The older volcanoes are smaller due to erosion and weathering, whereas the newer ones are bigger
Example: Hawaii is made up of an island arcsee more